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In a world where monsters called Yoma prey on humans and live among them in disguise, humanity's only hope is a new breed of warrior known as Claymores. Half human, half monster, these silver-eyed slayers possess supernatural strength, but are condemned to fight their savage impulses or lose their humanity completely.


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Associated Names
Mắt Bạc

Groups Scanlating
Basement Scan

Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.1-3 by Viz 4 months ago
c.155 (end) by MangaStream over 3 years ago
c.154 by MangaStream over 3 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
27 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 11, Chap 59 (Alternate Ending)

User Reviews
Claymore by darknova42

76 topics, 832 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (2980 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.68 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 25th 2017, 11:16am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Gekkan Shounen Jump (Shueisha)
Jump SQ (Shueisha)
Shuukan Shounen Jump (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (27 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #367 increased(+77)
Monthly Pos #530 increased(+22)
3 Month Pos #561 decreased(-31)
6 Month Pos #506 increased(+19)
Year Pos #513 decreased(-49)

List Stats
On 7193 reading lists
On 1551 wish lists
On 2784 completed lists
On 267 unfinished lists
On 663 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Claymore to Publish 'Grand Finale' in October over 3 years ago
Ending Discussion over 3 years ago
Isn't there one more chapter left? over 3 years ago
When can I start reading this? over 3 years ago
Is the end near? over 3 years ago

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Started Awesome, Continued Awesome, Ended Like Cr*p   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Xiximaro
January 5th, 2015, 5:39pm
Most of you may already know, Claymore is a really gory and brutal manga, mix in an awesome captivating, interesting story and you have a masterpiece. The problem is that said qualities are lost in the last volumes.
What started out has a similar manga like Berserk, but with a female cast and a less profound story and plot, ultimately ended with the typical shounen crap. Don't misunderstand I love shounen but what started like Seinen turned in a blink of eye in Shounen, this is a difficult transition to make and doing it rushed like this only spells failure... I rated high because I'm judging the manga has a whole, this just shows how much I enjoyed it excluding the shitty ending.
From the beginning you always have your heart jumping asking when will something bad happen, that suspense that you like disappears for no reason.
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Brutal heartless villains start dying from powers coming out of the ass(shounen), passing the limit meant being transformed in a Yoma, but in what world made sense a Claymore transform into a different Claymore(dead one at that) when in a previous awakening she had monster legs and arm? Raki was trained by Isley to kill Priscilla, why and for what, if Isley didn't tell why he trained Raki in the first place?
There is an even biggest offense! Every single person who reads this is still reading to get to the part where Clare clashs with Priscila to kill her, but what everybody is most looking for get in return, is an irrelevant character slaying her with no logic behind, they just complicated a really simple thing. But no it's always more safe to use that cliché, "good guy confronts bad guy, good guy forgives bad guy and delivers the finishing blow feeling sorry for him and moves on" ending

After half the story they try and try to had plotwists and in each one, the story dies a little. A really big "bomb" information is dropped that changes completely what you thought was the Claymore world, but they don't even care to explain what happens with that next... They had so much volumes to think of a decent conclusion but then the story drags and drags just to a stupid end with no epilogue at least...
Beware there is no "Berserk" here after half the story, if that is you reason to try reading this you should move on.
The art was really good even better later, but the fights weren't so fluid like it should be, probably the mangaka style at play no problems there.

... Last updated on January 8th, 2015, 7:23am
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Only one complaint so far.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
October 16th, 2014, 5:42am
My only complaint so far is that the art style is a little strange/unsettling. The artist draws the eyes too far apart, and the nose is so barely drawn that it looks like there isn't one. The characters (all of them) are very reptilian looking.

Story is pretty good, and the characters are compelling.

Just a creepy art style.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by tallrice
September 4th, 2014, 9:03am
I don't usually comment on mainstream series, but I was interested by the comment by chaechaebol.

I think one of the reasons Claymore is so good, is because the special abilities aren't that shounen, like flame of recca or naruto or one piece or bleach or things where the abilities are way too wacky. The straightforward, awesome abilities of speed, illusion, suppression etc are just realistic enough to make it feel gritty and incredible, and varied enough to give it that fantasy and individual special techniques aspect. I guess it really depends on what you like, but for me Claymore's action scenes are what make the series, and they are some of the best in manga.
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Creative and fun   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by chaechaeboi
May 22nd, 2014, 10:30am
This series has a few plot twists and surprises that may blow your mind. I enjoy it for the most part, but the action in it is lacking in appeal to my taste. The claymore pretty much just hack and slash at different speeds when they fight.

... Last updated on May 22nd, 2014, 10:31am
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Excellent series, though degrading lately   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by MatrixM
November 11th, 2013, 10:43pm
How have I not commented or even rated this before!?
I'm kinda sleep-deprived so this will be short. Either that, or I'll keep typing and forget to stop.
First, allow me to raeg at the anime adaptation. They went with a crappy (I mean REALLY crappy) original ending even though there was a PERFECT spot in the manga for the anime to end.

This series starts quite cliche (I mean, how annoying is Raki/Lucky amirite?) but as soon as the first awakened being mission is given, it goes awesome-tier. Later in the series, Clare is much less of a lead character, her friends playing as large or larger roles in the story. But they're such awesome characters I really don't mind this.

I am amazed that the mangaka of Angel Densetsu made another awesome series that is in a completely different genre.
Of course, angel densestsu is better as that's just god-tier comedy but this is still awesome.

What really sets this series apart is the time skip (which is how the anime should've ended). It was executed PERFECTLY. I've never seen a timeskip done this well, that I can remember. Everyone's just so badass. Even
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
though that character is still not that important.

The series has been kinda less awesome lately, possibly due to having too many ridiculously powerful adversaries. Also, I didn't like how
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story ended up. She seemed really interesting and I get the feeling her story had more potential in length and depth. Same thing with
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too. Who seemed like a great character to explore more of. I guess that's an appeal of the series, though. The chaos. Complete and utter chaos (not at first, but later beginning with the arc before the time-skip. And I guess there's a hint of this in Teresa's story's resolution).
Also, I'm divided over the twist and big reveal of what the larger picture is. Divided because ont he one hand it does seem kinda cool and original, on the other it seems like exactly soemthing I would come up with, which always annoys me :/
Oh! And a reveal in ch137-ish about the
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
, that they were all
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implanted with someone close to them
Not only doesn't really make sense (if the experiment was discontinued how can the other three [four if you include the character from before the time-skip] have it?), it also very much reduces the awesomeness of those Claymores' accomplishment in achieving the state. And seems like a major coincidence that Clare just so happened to run into another one for the process to work.

Would have formerly rated this a 10 or 9.5, but 9 is the highest I'll go now.

... Last updated on November 11th, 2013, 10:55pm
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An Epic Journey (how appropriate)   
Rating: N/A
by Mecha Mango 003
December 14th, 2012, 1:53pm
Claymore is the best manga I've ever read. There has been no other manga that has captivated my heart and attention quite like this one. This story follows a young girl who be becomes a warrior out of her guardian's flesh in order to take vengeance upon the monster that had slain her. On her personal mission for revenge, she comes across many interesting and badass people on the way as she continues to become stronger in order to defeat her target. Claymore is a dark fantasy that will be enjoyed over and over. While the story progresses, feelings of boredom and repetitiveness may arise and it may feel like the author is just pulling things out of his butt, but Norihiro Yagi always manages to cleverly connect events in the story together. I love Claymore and I don't think I could ever stop loving it (unless he kills off a favorite character). This manga just keeps continuing to be more badass and exciting. Claymore is what defines a shounen manga. Highly recommended for anyone who loves beautiful and badass babes carrying and slaying more than they can handle. Readers will fall in love with the story and characters when they read this delight.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by MtR_Silver
July 25th, 2012, 5:42am
one of my favorite mangas out there. Great plot, great character development, great art. Just one thought (always had this one), why is this a shounen? i would categorize it as seinen but hey. kick ass manga
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kick AS# manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by reachingforyou96
July 9th, 2012, 5:48pm
Art is amazing, but i wished i read this when i was a little older, when i first started reading this manga i got scared (lol..). But anyways, this manga is a masterpiece and it creates a change of pace when there was a strong female protagonist. It surprises me at every turn and the plot is incredible. Just waiting for the ending with clare and Raki~ wooo
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Started off strong, but....   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Cassiopea
April 29th, 2012, 6:32pm
Claymore began quite strong. Amazing and erie art, captivating enough plot and some of the characters were great. The underlining journey of everyone was interesting.

Unfortuntely, it starts to get a tad repetitive and stretched out. First they fight against badies. But then there is a new even worse baddie around the corner. Then those worse baddies dies. But then there is supposedly an even much worser baddies that are even stronger and bigger. Then those baddies dies. And now...there are even WORSE and even stronger baddies...and all in between some of the baddies are fighting each other too.

It builds you up on these antagonists, but then the antogonist quickly goes down, with a new one afterward. It makes things a bit anticlimatic, with interupted buildup.

The new character intros -particularly the 'bad' Claymores- are becoming common are getting a bit much, and might feel like too much like fillers. And, gets confusing on who is who sometimes.

Overall, it is a good series. I like how unconventional it is, and it's always nice to see primary dominant female warriors (That aren't constantly half naked sources of fanservice or anything either). I just wished I would have showed more variety, something that had promise doing. I read up to the recent chapters, but I am losing my interest and am not as interested continuing anymore. Hopefully it will change for the better at some point.
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Mixed feelings   
Rating: N/A
by Theonething
March 6th, 2012, 9:55pm
I fell that the first 90 or so chapters were AMAZING!!! 10/10

Then I feel that after about chapter 90 the author has lost his touch and started adding filler crap that IMO is just to make more chapters no real importance in any of the fight or plot really.

They keep killing off characters and bringing in new ones which pisses me off so much. Reading new chapters after months of waiting for release, I find that I can't remember who is who anymore and the series has too many characters and names to make me care about any of them except the main three characters.
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